The Independent Broadcasters of Ireland, the representative body for Ireland’s independent radio broadcasters offers its sincere condolences to the family of Gay Byrne on his passing.

IBI Chairman John Purcell  said, “A great voice has been lost to Irish radio and the entire industry is deeply saddened to lose one of Ireland’s most professional broadcasters. Gay Byrne was a master broadcaster with an unrivalled understanding of people and a genuine interest in their stories and in how to share these stories with the audience. He was instrumental in the development of broadcasting in Ireland and his legacy will live on in the many broadcasters that he nurtured, mentored and inspired.     

 Ní bheidh a leithéid arís ann.”